Runaway Photo: Monkeys at Angkor Wat

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Runaway Photo: Monkeys at Angkor Wat

"Do you have some peanut?"

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“Got peanuts?”


Among the amazing historic ruins at Angkor Archaeology park, there was one unexpected creature that was waiting for me.


After one overwhelming day, I was wandering around the outside of Angkor Wat. Walking down the path.. and.. Hello? A monkey was sitting in the middle of the street. Staring at me.

“That’s one serious mohawk!” I said. No answer.

Almost looked like wanted to tell me the biggest secret in the world. He/she might want some food from me but I didn’t have any. Only food I had in my backpack was a bag of seriously-seasoned nuts and an energy bar. And I wasn’t comfortable to gave them processed food.

Thought just walked pass them but they were just sitting there, no movement. So, I took photos.

And turned out, they were everywhere! Not just that path, they were everywhere in and outisde of the park. Monkeys are so mysterious and human-like. Facial expressions are just so funny. I can make dialogue for every photo of them. And feels like I have to treat them like a person.


A monkey with itchy butt. Good for you my friend, I have itchy feet!



Supper time!!
Supper time!
Monkey family.
Monkey family
“Haaaaaa-”  Enjoying shadow in a hot sunny day at Angkor Wat.


“Did someone say peanut?”
Um? Peanut?


A red nose monkey.
Red nose monkey





Take a photo with a chic money on a street.

With an awesome monkey on the street



Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. What is so exciting about seeing a monkey? I don’t know what it is, but I freaking love them!

    • Juno says:

      I thought you are going to say ‘I don’t get it’ but glad to see you are excited about monkeys too!! 🙂 They are just so funny!

  2. That monkey with the mohawk is so cute!! I had no ideas there were monkeys at Angkor Wat, love it!

  3. Marnie Alvez says:

    Wait till you get to Petchaburi! The road to Khao Luang Cave is teeming with monkeys. I’m heading to Lopburi in a couple of weeks. I heard it’s the monkey capital of Thailand =)

    • Juno says:

      Oh.. really? The most amazing experiences with Monkeys was Batu Cave, Malaysia for me! When I hit Petchaburi, I will think about you!!! 😀

  4. Tijmen says:

    That mohawk monkey looks great 🙂 Can’t wait to see them myself in Asia.

  5. Hehe! I really liked that you filled in the monkey thoughts for us. I think you read their expressions well. =)

    • Juno says:

      haha Thanks Lori! 🙂 Their facial expressions are just uncanny! So funny! And they didn’t afraid of people at all which was awesome.

  6. Haha funny photos with funny comments to them. Nice photo set, good day!
    By the way, how many monkeys there?

  7. Katie says:

    Wicked photos!! I love monkeys.

  8. Ali says:

    Amazing photos!

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